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With the recent upsurge in residential housing and interest in all things downtown, this Target concept is exactly the type of development Downtown Houston needs. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2015/12/23/target-s-2016-store-plan-urban-urban-and-more.html
Metro Rail Ridership is now at 60,600 a day. Who says rail doesn't work in Houston. I believe rail ridership can be over 100,000 thousand if the University line, Uptown line, and Inner Katy line was built, maybe even more than that. Plus I definitely see opportunity for smaller extensions of light rail for instance : North Shepherd to Heights, Oak Forest, and Garden Oaks. Market Street East to Denver Harbor and Jacinto City, Galena Park. Up Hirsch Street to Fifth Ward, Kashmere Gardens, Trinity Gardens. Inner Katy can extend into Spring Branch/Kempwood & Blalock. Extend down Scott Street to Sunnyside and South Acres. Southwest side from Hillcroft Transit Center to Westbury. Extend to Hobby Airport too. Mobility can work in Houston. We are going to have to do something because all of our freeways are congested and we can't keep expanding them. We need another option to get around the city and that is RAIL !
I was watching tonight's KBTX 6 PM news and they reported that the closed Albertson's shopping center at south College and University Drive will be mostly demolished for an infill type student apartment building. I can't find any online articles about it yet, but I will post as soon as KBTX puts this evening's stories online and I can find any site plans or announcements from the developer. Apparently It will be called the "The Stack", appears to be 4 or 5 stories, will have ground floor retail and 2 levels of underground parking, and have about 400? units. Apparently it won't actually cover the whole center, but rather end at Hurricane Harry's which will remain.
Hello all! I'm hoping I can hunt down some secret tips from all you HAIF folks. I've recently undertaken a personal photography project of seeking out unique views of downtown Houston. I'm most interested in elevated views and have high hopes to find some ways of accessing some rooftops in Houston and would love any insider tips! Here is an example of what I've been able to capture so far: http://petermolick.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Houston/G0000YreO9HEiDeA/I00000.6FAJoB85I/C0000XeWuFFt6iGM Please let me know what you think and share if you'd like - THANKS! *I realized after posting this in skyscrapers that it should probably have been in this section - sorry!